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Hundreds protest in Senegal to demand speedy elections

Demonstrators hold placards during a march in Dakar on March 02, 2024, against the new amnesty law and for elections to be held before April 02, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Several hundred people rallied in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday to demand that the country's presidential elections be held before April 2, the date when incumbent Macky Sall's term ends. 

The West African country was thrown into a political crisis on February 3 when Sall postponed the presidential election planned for February 25. 

The postponement, denounced as a "constitutional coup d'etat" by the opposition, sparked huge protests that resulted in four deaths.

The constitutional council finally overruled Sall, and ever since the country has been waiting for a new date. 

(Source: AFP) 

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